" Liverpool vs Burnley LIVE - team news, kick-off time, Prediction, TV channel and Team News


| Thursday, January 21st |

Premier League | Anfield


Liverpool are returning to the Premier League tonight, facing Burnley at Anfield.

The Reds come into play after a 0-0 draw with Manchester United over the weekend and are currently six points behind first place in the game.

Before the game, we will have all the latest team news, and everyone will be aware of whether Joel Matip will return to the starting lineup after he returned from injury.

Stay tuned for our live updates, commentary, latest scoring and analysis with Paul Horst and Ian Doyle at Anfield, while Theo Squires and Peter Harris are on duty too.

Liverpool vs Burnley LIVE - team news, kick-off time, Prediction, TV channel and Team News


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Team news 


Jurgen Klopp received strong support in the team news ahead of Burnley's visit. Liverpool coach will continue to ditch his five first-team players on Thursday, but Joel Matip is now back on the pick in a few weeks.

The Cameroonian defender went through a full pre-match training session in the middle of the week and should qualify for the start. However, Klopp still has the likes of Virgil van Dijk (knee), Kostas Tsimikas (knee), Joe Gomez (knee), Nabi Keita (sports fitness), and Diogo Hota (knee).

However, Matip's availability should mean Captain Jordan Henderson is returning to his role in the center of the park, with Matip preparing to play against Fabinho in Liverpool's center defense. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson are picking themselves as the defensive duo and both players are desperate to improve their performance in the last third.

Alexander-Arnold and Robertson will indeed be key for Liverpool when it comes to creative output, with their flanking serve. Alisson Becker, who played brilliantly against Manchester United last time, is not visible in goal.

Henderson, as mentioned earlier, will return to his usual midfield role, sitting at the base of the three-man squad, and Thiago will be released to reprise his role as a midfield between the pits. The third man in midfield should be Curtis Jones, who replaces Giorginio Wijnaldum, to give more creative impulse from midfield.

Finally, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are automatically selected in the attack. However, these three strikers need to be active after being largely anonymous during Liverpool's recent losing streak in the Premier League.


Like his colleague in the Liverpool dugout, Sean Deich suffered additional injury before traveling to Anfield. On Thursday, the Burnley boss will have to do without one player in the first squad: Bailey Peacock-Farrell is recovering from an illness.

The good news, however, is that Charlie Taylor began to prepare for training after he recovered from a hamstring injury. The Englishman should immediately return to the starting lineup, stepping aside instead of Eric Peters.

The rest of Burnley's defense will remain unchanged: Matthew Lawton will be the right-back and Ben Mee and James Tarkovsky will form a central defense partnership. Nick Pope will be the main goalie with England playing a key role between the sticks.

Ahead in midfield, the second group of four players who will sit behind the ball for most of the game will likely consist of Ashley Westwood and Josh Brownhill in the central zones, while Robbie Brady and Dwight McNeill will occupy wide places in the midfield.

McNeill, in particular, will play an important role at both ends of the field, and his supplies will be key in the last third of the field. Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood, two Burnley strikers, will look to the end of these deliveries, seeking to end Liverpool's defenses whenever possible.


Liverpool 1-0 Burnley

This is a game between two sides, for which goals have become great lately. Oddly enough, Liverpool lacked threat in the last third: their two defenders in addition to Mohamed Salah were not at their best. On the other hand, Burnley have the worst scoring record in the Premier League this season.

With that said, it's safe to say that this game won't have too many goals. In fact, Burnley's 1-0 streak should continue, although in this case the Reds take all three points. Salah and his strikers will feed on waste throughout the game but must be able to put in a brilliant moment to end the Reds' losing streak.

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